English Test Present Perfect Simple – Present Perfect Progressive

Test your knowledge on Present Perfect Simple – Present Perfect Progressive. After submitting your answers, you will see how well you have done in the test.

Form

Fill in the correct form (pronoun + verb).

  Present Perfect Simple Present Perfect Progressive
she listen
they / take
I / look
you / sit
he / lie

Use

When to use which tense?

  1. If we want to emphasise the duration of an action, we use ...
  2. If we want to tell, how often something has happened so far, we use ...
  3. If we want to emphasise the result of an action, we use ...
  4. If we want to emphasise that an action is completed now, we use ...
  5. If we want to emphasise how we have spent our time, we use ...
Positive Sentences

Fill in the correct form (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive).

  1. Sandy (cook) dinner four times this week.
  2. We (travel) around Scotland for 8 days.
  3. Why are your hands so dirty? - I (repair) my bike.
  4. I (read) the book, you can have it back.
  5. Paul (believe) in God since he was a child.

Negative Sentences

Fill in the correct form (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive).

  1. Sorry for being late. I hope you (wait / not) long.
  2. My grandparents are coming to see us next weekend. They (visit / not) us for two years.
  3. She (be / not) on holiday for 3 years.
  4. I don't want you to drive my car. You (drive / not) a car for ages.
  5. He (watch / not) TV all afternoon, he only switched the telly on 10 minutes ago.

Questions

Fill in the correct form (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive).

  1. How much money (Jack / spend) in the casino?
  2. How long (she / sit) there?
  3. How many short messages (send / you) this month?
  4. (you / empty) the bin yet?
  5. Lucy, (you / bathe) your dolls? The bathroom floor is absolutely wet.

Text

Fill in the correct form (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive).

  1. Daughter: Mum, Jane (phone / just) to ask if I will go to the cinema with her. May I?
  2. Mother: (you / do) your homework yet?
  3. Daughter: Well, I (do) it for about 2 hours now, but I (finish / not) it yet.
  4. Mother: If you (complete / not) your homework, you cannot go. School comes first. Remember, you (promise) me to study harder this year.
  5. Daughter: But mum, I (work) really hard this year and I (improve / already) in Maths and Chemistry.
  6. Mother: But that's only because I (push / always) you to do something.
  7. Daughter: But I also need a break some time. Look, I (be / not) to the cinema for two months. May I go? Just this once.